The CVRD, Cowichan Tribes and the Khowutzun Development Corporation (KDC) have been dealing with this matter in secret sessions rather than being out front and accountable.
Garbage incineration is contrary to any level of environmental common sense. It just creates a garbage dump in the sky over our challenged air shed.
All local government jurisdictions are involved in this especially the Cowichan Tribes, City of Duncan and North Cowichan whose residents would be the most affected.
Who is looking out for the health impacts? This especially hard on chidren and seniors and those with asthma and other breathing challenges.
The Duncan area especially suffers poor air quality already during many parts of the year. Add this to the mix and we really will have unhealthy air quality conditions all year around.
The politicians at the Cowichan Tribes, the City of Duncan and the CVRD have been dealing with this in secret sessions.
Surely someone in those rooms recalls that we burned our garbage in incinerators in the past and they were finally abandoned.
This is not the type of ‘Back to the Future’ scenario that we need folks!
How, pray tell is that in the public interest?
How would residents interests be harmed if they knew about these plans which have been underway for some time?
Who among our elected officials will stand up and reveal to taxpaying residents just what the hell is going on and why they are huddled together discussing this in private?
Only private interests and the comfort and convenience of the those elected to represent us are served by this behaviour.
Open the doors, let the sunshine in and work together in the ‘Public Interest.’
Our elected types had better shake their heads and remember who they were elected to represent the voting taxpayers.
Garbage issues have seen many politicans, who ignored the residents, dumped at a wholesale level in our past in the Cowichan Valley.
Local elections will be held in November. Our incumbent politicians had better decide where thie loyalties lie.
Out of touch politicians can be recycled too!
The Cowichan News Leader’s Kathy Santini filed this story
Incinerating trash is a waste of resources-David Suzuki